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How Two Way Radio can help you meet your Duty of Care Obligation

What is Duty of Care?
Duty of Care is the responsibility that all employers have toward their employees. It is a legal obligation to ensure that staff are as safe as reasonably possible while carrying out their role.

Naturally, taking the safety, security and welfare of staff seriously is a fundamental concern for any organisation. Protecting staff can also have the positive effect of making staff feel safe and supported and therefore more productive, loyal and feel valued.

What can Two Way Radio do to help?
Two way radios are a guaranteed way to address safety and communication issues in a range of environments, from specially protected ATEX certified radios to specialist safety, security and tracking apps. The two way radio has become more than a voice-communication device, it has developed into a fully-featured digital device which is far more durable than the average mobile. Two way radios continue to function as normal when cellular networks fail due to congestion or lack of signal. We’ve compiled a list of a few features and applications that can help you protect and enhance your staff.

ATEX and IP Rated radios
Pennine offer a wealth of experience in providing Ingress Protection (IP) rated and ATEX certified two way radio solutions. A must of any safety-critical or potentially explosive environment, ATEX certified solutions minimise risk while our range of IP rated radios provide continuous communication and apps in any dust, particle or moisture prone (indoor or outdoor) environment. Learn more here…

Man Down
Utilising the radios accelerometer, the radio is able to gauge the users movements and position. Triggering an alarm and then a notification to the Central Control if not acted upon, Man Down can become a potentially lifesaving feature as a non-intrusive way of tracking a user’s movements.

Lone Worker
Protecting and monitoring users who work in remote locations alone can be difficult. Lone Worker requires the user to interact with their two way radio at regular intervals to ensure the user is safe and active before it flags non-responsiveness to Central Control.

GPS Tracking
As expected GPS tracking allows controllers to pinpoint users, vehicles and assets, allowing them to accurately locate personnel in real-time or create no-entry zones which gives users warnings when they enter restricted or dangerous areas.

Integrate with alarms and CCTV
Linking your two way radios with alarms, such as fire alarms can save time and lives by immediately alerting the appropriate staff-member. This gives the appropriate member of staff the time to react immediately potentially averting disaster. Integration with CCTV and face-recognition software can alert the users to potential suspects or activate CCTV in specified areas when prompted by an Emergency signal.

These are just a few examples of some of the many diverse uses for two way radio to meet your Duty of Care obligations. Pennine have a huge range of customers from heavy industry, nuclear power plants, haulage, construction, hospitality, and events venues. Naturally, with these environments comes a range of unique and bespoke safety solutions that we can deliver to help you meet your Duty of Care obligation. For more details contact us here.